The Human Machine (VCE)
The Human Machine (VCE) allows students to learn experientially, immersing themselves in a range of physiological tests to look into the body’s acute response...
Students gain a deeper understanding of the structure and function of skin, including variations in thickness, skin mass and body temperature.
Students use thermal imaging technology, physiological sensors and data loggers to investigate the effect that exercise has on body temperature. Science inquiry skills utilised include; observation, questioning, predicting and inferring, to create an experiment which helps demonstrate how advances in technology can benefit athletes in controlling body temperature.
They discover how these materials can improve human performance by directing blood flow to where it is needed the most.